The system is to be installed by ABB on behalf of Sharyland Utilities, connecting the Texas utility company with Mexico’s CFE.

The installation will be a back-to-back system capable of delivering 150 MW of power in either direction. It will also provide black start capability, an important reliability-enhancing feature in which normal operations can be suspended and a safe flow of power provided to help restore affected areas.

As a non-merchant facility, the line will be available to all Texas interconnected energy providers on the basis of open access. Commercial terms of the project were not disclosed.